Newborn assessment

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New Born Assessment
Pediatric Series 2012

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  • Newborn assessment

    1. 1. Newborn Assessment Tammy Marie Baker RN Pediatric Series 2012
    2. 2. Assessment Tools Stethoscope pediatric Watch with second Hand Thermometer Measuring tape Baby scale
    3. 3. Measurements: Head circumference Fontanels Abdomen circumference Weight Length
    4. 4. Infant Growth Chart for Percentiles
    5. 5. Newborn Reflexes  Moro reflex Placing Reflex Stepping Reflex Rooting Reflex Sucking Reflex Palmer Grasp Reflex Plantar Grasp Reflex Atonic Neck Reflex Forward Parachute Reflex
    6. 6. Refl
    7. 7. Nutritional Assessment Formula type ( type, amount ,frequency, tolerance) Reflux (Emesis, spitting up) Skin turgor ( hydration level) Stooling ( type amount frequency) Voiding ( amount/ frequency)
    8. 8. Psycho Social Infant behaviors Maternal /paternal bonding Family dynamics and interaction with new infant Family preparedness and adaption
    9. 9. Sleep Patterns Naps and frequency Sleeps through the night or not Intervals of hours of sleep at night
    10. 10. New Parent/ Newborn Educational Needs: Safety Feeding Diapering Bathing Infections Cord care jaundice circumcision care newborn follow up
    11. 11. Maternal Assessment: Assess the Mother activity  breast care breast feed/bottle diet feeding exercise  breast feeding afterbirth pains  c section Peri-care / lochia and  constipation fundus level  hemorrhoids bathing  depression birth control  follow up

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